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Platycerium (Staghorn Fern) office plant

Platycerium, commonly known as the Staghorn Fern, is a unique and striking plant that is becoming increasingly popular in office spaces. Its unusual appearance and low-maintenance nature make it an attractive option for those seeking to add a touch of greenery to their workspace.

Platycerium - Great for Office Hanging Planters

Staghorn Ferns are epiphytic plants, meaning they do not grow in soil but instead attach themselves to trees or other surfaces, using their roots to absorb water and nutrients from the air. In office spaces, they can be grown in hanging planters, creating a beautiful and eye-catching display.

The unique fronds of the Staghorn Fern are what make it such a popular choice. The fronds resemble antlers, giving the plant its common name, and can grow up to three feet long. These fronds are also great for purifying the air, removing pollutants such as formaldehyde and xylene from the surrounding environment.

Eye-catching and Sound Absorbing

One of the main advantages of the Staghorn Fern is its low-maintenance nature. It requires only minimal care, including occasional watering and fertilisation. It thrives in bright, indirect light, making it ideal for office spaces with plenty of natural light.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Staghorn Fern is also known for its ability to absorb sound, making it a great choice for noisy office environments. Its unique shape and texture can also help to break up the monotony of typical office decor.

Aztec Experience with Staghorn Fern (Platycerium)

At Aztec we often use Platycerium as one of the species for hanging planters. A great example is the composition with three different plants placed on a wall-hanging shelfs in Weatherbys Private Bank office in London.

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